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‘Change the locks’: New Orleans City Council ends mayoral use of Pontalba apartment BY BEN MYERS | Staff writer   New Orleans mayors will no longer have access to a city-controlled apartment in Jackson Square after City Council members on Thursday quashed Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s veto of an ordinance ending the longtime perk. With a 5-2 vote, the City Council upheld a measure requiring that the French Market...

OIG says New Orleans mayor’s 4-person security team cost taxpayers more than $414,000 last year Updated: 7:38 PM CDT Apr 27, 2023 Cassie Schirm, Investigative Reporter   A call for more supervision over those protecting the New Orleans mayor, the Office of Inspector General just released a report raising concerns over a lack of procedure in place for Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s executive detail. “We determined that the executive protection team did...

Inspector General subpoenas Orleans Parish Sheriff records on payroll, Carnival security

Author: Mike Perlstein / Eyewitness Investigator Published: 5:29 PM CDT March 30, 2023 Updated: 5:29 PM CDT March 30, 2023 NEW ORLEANS — Amid multiple recent controversies and a management shake-up at the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office, another battle is brewing after the city’s Inspector General was forced to issue a subpoena this week for sheriff’s office records that...
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